H.R.3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act

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Week ending December 22, 2017

H.R.3759 – RAISE Family Caregivers Act


HR 3759 aims to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Family Caregiving Strategy. The Secretary shall convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council to advise and provide recommendations, including identified best practices, to the Secretary on recognizing and supporting family caregivers.

To that end the Secretary, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, and acting jointly with the Advisory Council, shall develop and submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Special Committee on Aging of the Senate, the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives, and the State agencies responsible for carrying out family caregiver programs, and make publicly available on the internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services, a Family Caregiving Strategy.

The Strategy shall identify recommended actions that Federal (under existing Federal programs), State, and local governments, communities, health care providers, long-term services and supports providers, and others are taking, or may take, to recognize and support family caregivers in a manner that reflects their diverse needs, including with respect to the following:

(1) Promoting greater adoption of person- and family-centered care in all health and long-term services and supports settings, with the person receiving services and supports and the family caregiver (as appropriate) at the center of care teams.

(2) Assessment and service planning (including care transitions and coordination) involving family caregivers and care recipients.

(3) Information, education and training supports, referral, and care coordination, including with respect to hospice care, palliative care, and advance planning services.

(4) Respite options.

(5) Financial security and workplace issues.

(6) Delivering services based on the performance, mission, and purpose of a program while eliminating redundancies.

The authority and obligations established by this Act shall terminate on the date that is 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

(Full text of H.R. 3759 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] (Introduced 09/13/2017)




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